The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness and are utterly oblivious to their own contradictions. The response of the National Organization for Marriage to the attack on the Family Research Council office is well deserving of that award. You may well want to double up on the irony meters for this one:
“NOM has always condemned all violence and vilification connected to our ongoing national debate about the meaning and definition of marriage,” Brown stated. “For too long national gay rights groups have intentionally marginalized and ostracized pro-marriage groups and individuals by labeling them as ‘hateful’ and ‘bigoted’ — such harmful and dangerous labels deserve no place in our civil society and NOM renews its call today for gay rights groups and the Southern Poverty Law Center to withdraw such incendiary rhetoric from a debate that involves millions of good Americans,” added Brown.
Seriously? These people spend their entire lives — virtually all of their time, money and energy — working to deny equal rights to gay people and justifying it on the most irrational grounds imaginable. They are always claiming that allowing gay people to get married is tantamount to child abuse, that it will somehow — for mysterious, special reasons they can never explain rationally — undermine society, destroy the institution of marriage and even destroy civilization itself. But now they suddenly want to come out against “incendiary rhetoric”? Give me a break.